Albemarle Correctional Institution – North Carolina

Are you looking for somebody locked up in Albemarle Correctional Institution? Albemarle Correctional Institution is a correctional institution in the state prison system in North Carolina. This guide gives you info about everything related to Albemarle Correctional Institution: Find an inmate at Albemarle Correctional Institution. Visiting an inmate here. The prison’s address and phone number. How to send mail and money to an inmate at Albemarle Correctional Institution. And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Albemarle Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1999
Type: Male
State: North Carolina
County: Stanly
DOC: North Carolina Division of Prisons
Security Level: Medium
Warden Name: Lewis Smith

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Contact Information

In this section is the street address and mailing address for Albemarle Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to someone at Albemarle Correctional Institution, and be sure to use the physical address if you want to know the actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

You should read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section further down on this page before you mail a package or letter to someone in prison so that you properly address the package or letter, and do the correct procedure for mailing a package or letter. If you don’t use the appropriate directions, the letter or package might not get to the inmate.

Albemarle Correctional Institution
PO Box 460
Badin NC, 28009

Street Address / Prison location


Albemarle Correctional Institution
PO Box 460
Badin NC, 28009

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Be sure to read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections below before you try to visit someone in prison at Albemarle Correctional Institution.

Albemarle Correctional Institution
PO Box 460
Badin NC, 28009


From Albemarle: Highway 27/24 East to Highway 740. Left on Airport Road. Facility is on the left.
From Charlotte/Concord: Highway 49 North to Highway 52 South. Left on Highway 740. Right on Airport Road. Facility is on the left.
From Salisbury: Highway 52 South to Highway 740. Left on Highway 740. Right on Airport Road. Facility is on the left.
From Asheboro: Highway 49 South to Highway 52 South. Left on Highway 52. Left on Highway 740. Right on Airport Road. Facility is on the left.

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Phone Number

Albemarle Correctional Institution prisoners don’t have phones, so you won’t be able to call your inmate, but, there are cases when it is necessary to know the phone number to Albemarle Correctional Institution.

Albemarle Correctional Institution prisoners are able to make phone calls using:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Albemarle Correctional Institution inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to fax prisoners, but there are some times when it might be helpful to have the fax number to Albemarle Correctional Institution.

Email Address

This is the general email for the prison. You can’t contact prisoners at this email. If you need to send an email to an inmate, read the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 856
Total Staff: 324

Inmate Email

To send an email message to a prisoner you must use an specific procedure to ensure that the email is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates are not permitted to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important steps that you must follow when sending postal mail to a state prison inmate. If you do not then the letters and packages might not make it there.

Before you proceed, read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Albemarle Correctional Institution guards do open and inspect and read all received general correspondence. Incoming general packages and mail may be read as frequently as is necessary to maintain safety and security or monitor a particular problem having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the format for how you must address a letter to a state prison inmate at Albemarle Correctional Institution:

Albemarle Correctional Institution
PO Box 460
Badin NC, 28009

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Inmate Money

Each state correctional institution has a Commissary that serves to provide prisoners an account for prisoner funds and for buying things not issued by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may add money to prisoner’s accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send prisoners money in the mail and will have to send it to this address and do so in accordance with the policies provided below:

The money must be in the form of a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold period, during which the inmate will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back money orders that don’t have appropriate inmate information if the envelope has a valid return address. Personal checks and cash will not be deposited so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are often transported to different prisons throughout North Carolina, so you might need to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link below to find an Albemarle Correctional Institution inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other North Carolina state prisons: North Carolina State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Albemarle Correctional Institution, you must know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Sundays – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Mondays – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Tuesdays – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Wednesdays – 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. (for non-contact visits only)

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each North Carolina prison has its own procedures for prison visits and these rules are changed frequently. The policies listed here may be out of date since this was written, so you should also read Albemarle Correctional Institution’s official website to find the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance officer will ensure every visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when they enter the institution and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Positive picture id of all visitors will be required. The best forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued picture I.D. is acceptable.

For all of the things shown below, check out the official prison facility site as this info is updated frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Information about Albemarle Correctional Institution prison records coming soon.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Information about Albemarle Correctional Institution death row coming soon.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


More information about North Carolina parole to be added later.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Info about release procedures will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Information about what life is like at Albemarle Correctional Institution to be added later.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A section on news at Albemarle Correctional Institution will be posted ASAP.


Albemarle Correctional Institution photos coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Albemarle Correctional Institution
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Albemarle Correctional Institution.

If you have any photos of Albemarle Correctional Institution that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a job at a correctional facility? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a prison in the past?

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Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

Click here to tell your story

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Family Resources

Information about family resources available at Albemarle Correctional Institution will be posted ASAP.


Albemarle Correctional Institution history will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Albemarle Correctional Institution inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other North Carolina State Prisons: North Carolina State Prisons

Albemarle Correctional Institution Links

Coming soon.

North Carolina Division of Prisons Links

Coming soon.

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Albemarle Correctional Institution

Have you ever been an inmate in Albemarle Correctional Institution? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this correctional facility?

If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience because others can learn what to expect.

Things you can write in your comment:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gang activity
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are a prisoner at this prison, include your mailing address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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  1. Shirley Unik says:

    Can you guide me with a link to fill out an application

  2. Tyquariona Smith says:

    I will be picking up and inmate next month. I would like to know some information on the release of inmates. Do I need to bring clothes, what is the earliest time I can come pick the inmate up, etc?

  3. Sue McCraw says:

    My grandson is an inmate at Albemarle, I was reading the handbook and was wondering what kind of packages are the inmates allowed to get? I sent him a wallet for his birthday, which he said he could get, but he told me Monday that he was going to have to pay to have sent back. I want to send him a photo album, but now am afraid that he can’t have it either.
    I have had books and magazines sent from Amazon, and was just wondering if I could order him a photo album from Amazon and have it sent.
    Thank you for your response.

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